Jim Gridley

Having practised as a solicitor in family and divorce law for over 30 years, Jim is devoted to helping separating and divorcing clients who want to avoid the trauma of prolonged conflict to find solutions that they have had a part in, rather than through court proceedings.

Jim is the head of Barcan+Kirby’s Family law team. As a committed mediator and collaborative lawyer, Jim will always endeavour to minimise conflict in what can be one of the most stressful and distressing times in a client’s life. He has helped many couples work through the emotional, financial and legal issues in a way that enabled them to maintain dignity and respect.

Jim recognises the importance of building a trusting relationship and, as well as providing clear advice, he aims to provide support, too.

Jim also assists parents and/or children in disputes over children arrangements, including applications for care orders made by the local authority. He also advises on pre-nuptial agreements and cohabitee disputes.


  • Law and Sociology (LLB) from University College Cardiff

  • "At last it's all over! Thank you so much for being my rock through the whole thing, you made it so much more bearable."
    AnonDivorce + Separation Client
  • "I’ve really appreciated what you and your team have done for me. I didn’t always take your advice - but I wish I had!"
    AnonFamily Matters Client
  • "Thank you so much for all you did in helping the divorce proceedings come to a final conclusion. It is still a difficult time, I think it will take a while to come to terms with what's happened over the past couple of years. Onward and upwards into a happy future."
    AnonDivorce + Separation Client
  • "I really want to thank you for your advice when we met. I think you have given me the faith in myself that I needed. I am so grateful for your help, thank you!"
    AnonFamily Matters Client
  • "I just wanted to say a big 'thank you' for all your help and support over the last nine months. I couldn't have done this without you. Thank you to your team also. I found everyone very efficient and highly professional."
    AnonFamily Matters Client